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tumble dryer Line breaks: tum¦ble dryer
Pronunciation: /ˌtʌmbəl ˈdrʌɪə/

Definition of tumble dryer in English:


A machine that dries washed clothes by spinning them in hot air inside a rotating drum.
Example sentences
  • Heating is by electric storage units and each house has a washing machine, a tumble dryer and a microwave.
  • You have to put all your clothes into an electricity-eating tumble drier instead of letting them dry naturally in the fresh air.
  • It seems the filter fell off the back of the tumble dryer's drum.



Example sentences
  • I wash and tumble-dry everything over the weekend.
  • Their uniforms are washed and tumble-dried every night, but on the way to school they find everything they can to get as dirty as possible.
  • No-one in my family likes the feel of jeans when they've been tumble-dried so I brave the cold to hang them up.

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